Senior Acquisition Strategy Specialist

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

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Senior Acquisition Strategy Specialist



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Warner Robins, GA

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Assists with development of and maintains customer relationships to support MERC business goals. Provides support in the acquisition of new business opportunities. Assists with identification of MERC’s strategic goals and objectives and identifies opportunities in support of those goals and objectives. Requires knowledge of business strategies (i.e. competitive, sole source, incremental, contract type, estimated contract award and schedule, contract vehicles) to support appropriate contractual approach. Develops and maintains inputs to the business development database, forecasting, potential business opportunities and contract awards. Responsible for capturing $2M in new business annually while maintaining current business levels. Assists with performing Market Research (i.e. Industry Days, Prospective Sources, Qualified Small Business Sources, Potential for International Cooperation Program) to identify workload targets of opportunity. Assists MERC staff with identification of key programmatic risks (i.e. cost, funding, schedule, performance, industrial base, technology, manufacturing, and political). Assists in the execution of an annual budget for the assigned area and executes assigned duties.

Follows through with customers to check on current MERC support and to identify potential future workload opportunities. Supports the Director of Engineering and Programs in the assessment of MERC capabilities and potential business area expansion.

Responsible for support and execution of other duties as assigned by the Director of Acquisition Strategy.

Required Qualifications

- Advanced engineering, technical or business degree and 10 years’ experience including 6 years business development or management experience;

- OR undergraduate degree and 15 years’ experience including 10 years acquisition strategy or management experience;

- OR no degree and 18 years’ experience including 12 years’ acquisition strategy or management experience.

Requires sufficient knowledge and understanding of technology and technology-related issues to interface effectively with technical staff within the MERC and customer communities.

Preferred Qualifications

- Customer service oriented

- Excellent people and communication skills

- Knowledge of current and future DoD requirements

- Self-starter who requires minimal supervision

- Knowledge of CMMI framework

Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


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Commensurate with experience

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